(CMR) A Trinidadian man who has been living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines illegally for two years is wanted by homicide investigators in Trinidad. Interpol confirmed that the man who has been going by the name “Jerome Roberts” is Nekeiva Glasgow of Upper Haig Street, Carnage, Trinidad.
On Thursday, 10 February, the man told a court that he fled his country in 2019 after a “peace treaty” ended a “war” there.
According to iWitness News, Glasgow pleaded guilty to four immigration charges under the name “Jerome Roberts”. Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett imposed a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for one year.
He paid fines of EC$1,200, thereby avoiding four two-month concurrent prison terms imposed by the same magistrate.
However, Inspector of Police Noland Dallaway of the Rapid Response Unit, whose team had arrested Glasgow in Arnos Vale on Saturday and handed him over to immigration authorities, continued to investigate the accused.
Dallaway and his team sent via Interpol a photo to the Trinidadian authorities, who responded, giving the defendant's name as Nekeiva Alwyn Glasgow, born 19 August 1985, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Glasgow told the court that he had been living in St. Vincent illegally for two and a half years as he was seeking a better life after a “peace treaty signed because there was war in Trinidad.”
He pleaded guilty to charges that in August 2019, being a prohibited immigrant, he entered the state by boat without a passport; he entered the state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines other than a port of entry; he entered the state by boat and disembarked without the consent of immigration officer; and, he knowingly and willfully allowed himself to be landed as a prohibited immigrant.
He is expected to be deported to Trinidad and Tobago.